Jan Rajnoch

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Jan Rajnoch
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Personal information
Date of birth (1981-09-30) 30 September 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Frýdlant, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back/Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Adana Demirspor
Number 17
Youth career
1991–2001 Sparta Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Sparta Prague 0 (0)
2001–2002 FK Mladá Boleslav (loan) 19 (2)
2002 SC Xaverov (loan) 3 (0)
2003–2004 FC Bohemians Prague 25 (9)
2004–2006 1. FC Slovácko 76 (3)
2006–2010 FK Mladá Boleslav 82 (19)
2009 FC Energie Cottbus (loan) 10 (0)
2010–2011 Ankaragücü 54 (5)
2012–2013 Sivasspor 40 (4)
2013–2014 Adana Demirspor 16 (2)
2014– Slovan Liberec 0 (0)
National team
2008–2011 Czech Republic 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 December 2013

Jan Rajnoch (born 30 September 1981 in Frýdlant) is a Czech footballer[1] who currently plays for Turkish club Adana Demirspor in the TFF First League.


His career started at AC Sparta Prague's youth academy which is known to have produced some of the Czech Republic's best footballing talent over the years. Rajnoch himself played with prominent Czech talents Tomáš Hübschman and Tomáš Jun in the youth teams. However he never made an appearance for the senior team. After spells at Bohemians Praha and 1. FC Slovácko he joined Czech Gambrinus liga outfit FK Mladá Boleslav in September 2006. Here he quickly established himself as a key player and became an integral part of the team, playing an important role in their UEFA Cup campaign wins against Olympique Marseille[2] and Palermo. In the 2007–08 season, he was made captain and emerged as a firm fan favorite. Despite interest from Italy he decided to stay on at Mladá Boleslav to try and help the team win the title.

Switch to Germany[edit]

On 7 January 2009 Rajnoch made a loan move to German side FC Energie Cottbus[3] where he played out the rest of the season making 10 appearances in the Bundesliga. However Cottbus could not avoid relegation and Rajnoch returned to Boleslav.


Despite interest from both Sparta Prague and Slavia Prague he moved to the Turkish Süper Lig outfit MKE Ankaragücü in 2010 on a three and a half year contract. He scored an own goal against Galatasaray on 2 October 2011 which became Galatasaray's 3000th goal in league history. So he somehow booked a place in Galatasaray history.


He plays as a defender or sometimes as a defensive midfielder.[4] Although a strong defensive player, he has an eye for goal with a good shot and powerful presence in the air.


Rajnoch has played for the Czech Republic national football team. He was given his international debut on 20 August 2008 in a friendly against England at Wembley Stadium where he came on as a substitute for Radoslav Kováč in the 76th minute. The game ended in a 2–2 draw.[5]


  1. ^ "Jan Rajnoch". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.gom.com.eg/gazette/pdf/2006/09/30/11.pdf[dead link]
  3. ^ "Cottbus clinch loan Rajnoch". FIFA. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Jan Rajnoch Gambrinus liga statistics at Fotbal DNES (Czech)
  5. ^ "England 2 Czech Republic 2: Cole grabs late leveller but boos ring out for lamentable England". The independent. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

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